Fatter Still

Well, this is an encouraging. People that are overweight by 100 pounds are the fastest growing segment of obese individuals in the country—anyone else see the pun here? The AFP reports:
The number of severely obese people rose 50 percent from 2000 to 2005, reaching three percent of the US population, or 6.8 million adults, according to a study by the Rand Corporation.

That rise was twice as fast as the gains registered in the moderate obesity, it said.

In order to be considered morbidly obese, a five-foot-ten-inch (1.77 meter) man would have to weigh 300 pounds (136 kilograms) or more, and a five-foot-four-inch (1.64 meter) woman would weigh 250 pounds (113 kilograms) or more.
Time for a new t-shirt, “Proud to be 100-Plus!”
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